Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has responded to recent criticism on his captaincy credibilities of leading other teams. Former Indian batsman Aakash Chopra had earlier questioned if Rohit would have been successful leading RCB instead of MI. The Indian opener has responded to this by why does he need to lead a different team in the first place. He also said that it took a lot of effort behind building a team like MI and that success for the team did not happen overnight.
Talking to PTI, Rohit asked why should he lead a different team in order to prove his captaincy potential.
“Lot of people, I hear say that can he (Rohit) do it with other teams? Firstly, why shall I need to do it with other teams? There is a certain way this franchise wants to go and same direction I want to go as well, both as a player and leader,” he explained.
Rohit then spoke about what makes Mumbai Indians the most successful IPL franchise in the history of the tournament.
“Did this team become good overnight? No. It’s just that this franchise doesn’t believe in chopping and changing. And every player, including Rohit Sharma, was available (2011) at auctions. Just that MI picked and believed in building a team,” the Mumbai Indians skipper added.
Rohit Sharma Counters Aakash Chopra
Earlier Aakash Chopra questioned if Rohit Sharma would have been as successful a captain with RCB as he is with Mumbai Indians.
“I have a question that if Rohit was given the RCB team, which is there with Kohli, will he have won two, three or four out of the five titles MI have won? “ Chopra had asked.
Meanwhile, Rohit has come up with an update on his hamstring injury which has kept him out of the Indian team. He said that his hamstring is feeling absolutely fine, however, he needed to have clear head before making a return to Team India.
“Hamstring is feeling absolutely fine. Just started the process of getting it nice and strong. Before I play the longer format, I needed to be clear in mind that there is no stone left unturned. That’s probably the reason I’m at the NCA”, Rohit Sharma told PTI.